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Joffe, Avril – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2019
This paper discusses the pedagogical responses of the Wits University Cultural Policy and Management Department to the needs of our students in the postcolonial context of South Africa. It reviews the challenges experienced by our postgraduate students and the resultant innovations in both curriculum design and learning and teaching practice.…
Descriptors: Management Development, Activism, Public Policy, Strategic Planning
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Omar, Ayesha – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
In this short paper, I reflect on the issue of what the decolonisation of political theory might constitute. I consider what it would mean to deparochialise and decolonise political theory for it is within the discipline of political theory, that a charge of eurocentrism is particularly valid. First, this is because what we teach and study as…
Descriptors: Reflection, African Studies, Political Science, Social Theories
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Mkhize, Nomalanga – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
This paper argues that the "institutionalisation" model used by universities to spearhead the intellectualisation of African languages is a non-starter for taking African languages in new creative directions. The major constraint for African language literary culture is that written output has historically been heavily bent towards…
Descriptors: African Languages, Literature, Aesthetics, Ethnicity
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Fryer, David – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
Both the loss of prestige caused to mainstream economics by the global financial crisis and the resurgence of heterodox economics have proved to be superficial. "Where it counts" (in the teaching of economics, in the most important policy circles, and in the most prestigious journals) neoliberal economics has proven resilient to dissent.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Debate, Dissent, Political Attitudes
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Rijsdijk, Ian-Malcolm – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
Twenty years after South Africa's first democratic elections, what is the state of film and media studies education at the country's higher education institutions? The article examines several key debates, from calls for the decolonisation of curricula to the tension between internationalisation and local research in local media industries. Is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Film Study, Media Research
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Ndebele, Njabulo S. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
This essay examines the changing range of descriptors available for black South African experience from the 1960s through to the present and shows the changing implications of "black", "African", "citizen" and "human being", with particular reference to the formative structures of education, and the enabling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Experience, Literature
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Bennett, Jane – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
Following a global trend in humanities since the mid-1970s, South African humanities faculties began to include formal programmes in gender and sexualities studies from the mid-1990s on. While the immediate post-flag democratic era encouraged intellectual concentration on diverse questions of power and knowledge, the new century saw a decline in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Humanities Instruction, Humanities, Feminism
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Mbembe, Achille Joseph – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
What are the limits placed on the "decolonization" project by the forces of neoliberalism? How are the latter affecting the future of the university? Is "decolonization" the same as "Africanization"?
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Universities, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Prinsloo, Estelle H. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
This short paper argues that the #RhodesMustFall movement, which originated at the University of Cape Town, has brought renewed attention to the need to decolonise the academy in South Africa. It further argues that the Humanities are ideally placed to engage with the intellectual problems and questions presented by the decolonisation debate. Deep…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Humanities Instruction, Educational Change, Race
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Lalu, Premesh – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
Apartheid rested on a division of the senses as much as it did on a reductive politics of racial subjection and its accompanying violence. As an instance of the division of the senses, it produced a condition of stasis in which history and a post-apartheid future were increasingly marked by a politico-religious discourse of apocalypse, and a moral…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Technology
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Lange, Lis – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
This lecture argues that the politicisation and instrumentalisation of the university caused by neoliberal frames has as a result the depoliticisation of knowledge and of the academic as individual. This depoliticisation has turned academic freedom into a right to disengage not only from the political fight around these issues but also from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, College Faculty, Academic Freedom
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Parker, Jan – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2014
Seamus Heaney talked of poetry's responsibility to represent the "bloody miracle", the "terrible beauty" of atrocity; to create "something adequate". This article asks, what is adequate to the burning and eating of a nun and the murderous gang rape and evisceration of a medical student? It considers Njabulo Ndebele's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Drama, Violence
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Ndebele, Njabulo S. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2014
Seamus Heaney (like Stimpson and Parker in this issue) speaks of: "A historic dialectic [which] exists between the beautiful and the bestial". In this speech, delivered on 13 December 2012, Njabulo Ndebele reflects on the stories South Africa tells itself about past atrocity, as a way of achieving "the future we have desired".…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nuns, Homicide, Politics